Thursday, 13 March 2014

Jabril (Vampires in America #2) by D. B. Reynolds


Houston, Texas-Cowboy boots, baseball and journeys to the stars . . . right? Wrong. Because Houston is also home to Jabril Karim, one of the eight powerful Vampire Lords who control all of North America. And as Private Investigator Cynthia Leighton will soon discover, not all Vampire Lords are created equal. For Jabril is the face of evil in the new world, a vampire who values no life but his own, who enslaves those he desires, steals whatever he covets and destroys anyone who stands in his way. Running from L.A. and its seductive Vampire Lord, Raphael, Cyn sees the Houston job as a welcome refuge, a place to get away and heal her broken heart. But Texas will be no vacation. For in Jabril Karim, Cyn will confront a true enemy, one who will go to any lengths to satisfy his lusts, enrich his coffers and expand his power. Fighting for the lives of two young sisters, Cyn's journey will take her through the streets of Houston and back to L.A., where the human police are determined to bring Raphael down for the murder of one of their own. But the danger doesn't end there. For Jabril has set his sights on Cyn, and he will stop at nothing to have her.

This is definitely Cyn’s book. If you don’t know who Cyn is you really need to back up and read book number one, Raphael. That said, I will assume if you’re still reading this that you know Cyn is the tough private eye character in book 1 who got involved with Raphael, the most powerful Vampire Master in North America.

In the last book Raphael left Cyn for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that vampire politics can be very bloody, frequently fatal and Cyn is human. In this book, Cyn proves she is more than capable of kicking asses and taking names whether the perps are human or vampire. Let’s just say I LOVED the final climactic scene because I can’t figure out how to say it without a spoiler.

In many ways, although the book has a stand-alone plot line, this book is a continuation of book 1. It opens only a month after the end of the last with our heroine trying to move on. She figures that putting a couple of states between them is a good idea so she takes a case in Texas. Unfortunately for that plan, she discovers a truly vicious vampire master and has to contact Duncan, Raphael‘s head of security. There are several subplots going on, but essentially it is vampire politics at its bloodiest.

This is another great read in this series. I look forward to reading more of them.

Vampires in America
#1          Raphael
#2          Jabril
#3          Rajmund
#4          Sophia
#5          Duncan
#5.1       The Vignettes, Volume 1
#5.5       Betrayed: A Cyn & Raphael Novella
#6          Lucas
#6.5       Hunted: A Cyn & Raphael Novella
#7          Aden

Copy received from Netgalley and publisher for an honest review.

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